Published: April 26th 2016 by Silver Wing Press
Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet.
The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.
I have to say, I feel a little bit guilty for not reading this sooner. I have had this on my Kindle since August and I just never read it! However, I have read it and, while I feel it was a little slower than the other books in this series, I still really enjoyed it!
This book starts pretty much where the last one left off. We have landed where Vhalla currently is after running away from the camp – if you can remember the bit that BROKE me! Yes, I’m pretty sure we can. I definitely feel like the events at the beginning of the book with the Knights of Jadar and Jax needed to be panned out a little more because I feel like everything happened so fast without really an explanation of what was going on or what their plan was. I wanted a little more interaction before being thrown head first into what happened.
I definitely feel that Vhalla became that much stronger within this book. Despite everything that she has done for the empire, the Emperor still condemns her and still hates her – but she has definitely become a stronger character because of it. She is constantly finding new ways to outsmart him and I LOVE IT! She comes into her own more in this book also after what happened with Aldrik…
Aldrik also changed a lot within this book. I feel like the ending of Earth’s End and what happened to him, helped him to see what he was doing to himself and the fact that it was possible to change, all he needed to do was really want it and put the effort in. I definitely felt sorry for him at one stage in the book because it was horrible. I bawled like a baby and everything. Awful.
I definitely feel like this book meandered around a bit in the middle with the axe and victor and the Aldrik/Vhalla thing etc. However, we then got to That Part of the book. You know when you get to That Part of any book and its depressing and makes you bawl like a baby and you question whether the author has any sympathy/ampathy for absolutely anyone because it was something that really didn’t need to happen… but in a way it did for the story…. yeah – I got to That Part. And I was less than impressed. Literally miffed! Just… ugh!
This book did pick up for me after That Part because thats when everything interesting started going down and I could not peel my eyes away from my kindle! It was fabulous! This whole thing earned another star for this book on its own! Especially the ending!! I was all sorts of Gobsmacked and I didn’t know what to do with myself or the book and I was just … :-O Even now, I need to know what is going to happen next!
I enjoyed this book, but I feel like it needed a little more. The ending was amazing and I have already started CC because I NEED to know how this series ends! I gave this book 4/5 stars.